As the rain poured down on a gloomy evening in Dublin, a group of young people were out and about, determined not to let the weather dampen their spirits. Among them was a woman with pigtails and a sky-blue dress, looking like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise dreary night. Her companion, a man carrying an umbrella, hurried to catch up with her as they made their way through the rain-soaked streets.
In the background, the Luas could be seen with its doors open, having just disgorged its passengers. It was a snapshot of city life in all its glory – the hustle and bustle of people going about their business, the constant movement of vehicles and public transport, and the determination to keep moving forward even in the face of bad weather. It was a reminder that sometimes, it’s the little moments of human connection and perseverance that make life worth living, even on the gloomiest of nights.